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Accurately map your network infrastructure with the CMDB with comprehensive autodiscovery, DCIM, ITAM, IPAM, auditing, APIs, and more! Learn more about Device42
Autodiscover, accurately track, and manage your IT infrastructure. Device42 provides powerful visualizations that give you a complete understanding of your infrastructure and its interdependencies, all from a single customizable dashboard. Device42 includes everything you need to accurately map your infrastructure: a CMDB with comprehensive auto discovery, DCIM, ITAM, IPAM, powerful reporting, a full audit trail, an extensive RESTful API, and more! Download a free 30-day trial today! Learn more about Device42
Autodiscover, accurately track, and manage your IT infrastructure. Device42 provides powerful visualizations that give you a complete understanding of your infrastructure and its interdependencies, all...
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Rumble enables IT, network, and security teams to quickly enumerate network-connected assets without credentials or tap port access. Learn more about Rumble
Rumble enables IT, network, and security teams to quickly enumerate network-connected assets without the need for credentials or tap port access, extracting MAC addresses from remote subnets and discovering intended and accidental topologies. Rumble easily integrates into other platforms through a remote API and multiple export formats. Learn more about Rumble
Rumble enables IT, network, and security teams to quickly enumerate network-connected assets without the need for credentials or tap port access, extracting MAC addresses from remote subnets and discov...
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Auvik¿s cloud-based software automates network mapping to show you what¿s on a network, where it is & how it¿s connected. Learn more about Auvik
Auvik¿s cloud-based network management software automates network mapping to show you exactly what¿s on a network, where it is, and how it¿s connected. Auvik supports over 15,000 device types from more than 700 vendors, which means you¿ll quickly gain a detailed understanding of every device on the network. Plus, the map and inventory are automatically maintained in real-time so they never go out of date. Learn more about Auvik
Auvik¿s cloud-based network management software automates network mapping to show you exactly what¿s on a network, where it is, and how it¿s connected. Auvik supports over 15,000 device types from more...
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ManageEngine OpManager is 5 in 1 integrated network management software for performance monitoring, fault diagnosis & troubleshooting. Learn more about ManageEngine OpManager
ManageEngine OpManager is an integrated network management platform that helps large enterprises, service providers, and SMEs manage their data centers & IT infrastructure efficiently and cost effectively. It offers network performance monitoring, physical and virtual server monitoring, traffic analysis, configuration management, firewall log management and IP address management. It provides business view, email/sms based alerts, workflow automation, customized reports and combined snapshot view Learn more about ManageEngine OpManager
ManageEngine OpManager is an integrated network management platform that helps large enterprises, service providers, and SMEs manage their data centers & IT infrastructure efficiently and cost effectiv...
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A Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in 2014, 2015, 2016, Nlyte has the largest and most sophisticated DCIM implementations in the world. Learn more about Nlyte DCIM
IT teams implement Nlyte to automate, manage, and de-risk critical infrastructure. From the data center, colo, edge, and cloud, Nlyte discovers, manages, and reports on physical and virtual compute, infrastructure, software, and IoT assets. Nlyte includes asset, power, and energy monitoring, management. Asset Lifecycle includes capacity management, what-if planning, predictive analytics, workflow, and out of the box integration with IT, BMS, and critical BI systems. Learn more about Nlyte DCIM
IT teams implement Nlyte to automate, manage, and de-risk critical infrastructure. From the data center, colo, edge, and cloud, Nlyte discovers, manages, and reports on physical and virtual compute, i...
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Docusnap is the perfect All-in-one Solution for your IT Documentation. Learn more about Docusnap
Docusnap makes your company's IT transparent. The B2B software captures information of the network infrastructure, hardware and software as well as common application servers. It generates reports and maps of your network. You can create contingency plans and operation manuals. In addition, the software analyzes who has access to which data and whether your software is licensed correctly. Learn more about Docusnap
Docusnap makes your company's IT transparent. The B2B software captures information of the network infrastructure, hardware and software as well as common application servers. It generates reports an...
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Microsoft Visio is a diagramming solution that helps visualize data-connected business process flows, empower remote teamwork, and more
Microsoft Visio is a diagramming solution with a robust library of templates and shapes, data connectivity capabilities, and integrated collaboration tools to empower remote workers and teams anywhere. Create impactful visualizations using provided shapes and starter files. Need to collaborate? Edit diagrams stored online simultaneously with colleagues through a web browser to work with others anywhere securely and effortlessly. Even connect diagrams to real-time data to make decisions quickly.
Microsoft Visio is a diagramming solution with a robust library of templates and shapes, data connectivity capabilities, and integrated collaboration tools to empower remote workers and teams anywhere....
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Cloud Platform is a set of modular cloud-based services that allow you to create anything from simple websites to complex applications.
Cloud Platform is a set of modular cloud-based services that allow you to create anything from simple websites to complex applications.
Cloud Platform is a set of modular cloud-based services that allow you to create anything from simple websites to complex applications....
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Graphics utility that makes it simple to create professional-looking diagrams and charts.
EdrawMax is an all-in-one diagram software that makes it simple to create professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, network diagrams, business presentations, building plans, mind maps, science illustration, fashion designs, UML diagrams, workflows, program structures, web design diagrams, electrical engineering diagrams, directional maps, database diagrams and more.
EdrawMax is an all-in-one diagram software that makes it simple to create professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, network diagrams, business presentations, building plans, mind maps, sc...
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Get at-a-glance up/down status and performance info for network devices, servers, storage and wireless - in the cloud or on-premises.
WhatsUp Gold provides complete visibility into the status and performance of applications, network devices and servers in the cloud or on-premises.
WhatsUp Gold provides complete visibility into the status and performance of applications, network devices and servers in the cloud or on-premises....
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Help reduce network outages and improve performance with advanced network monitoring software.
SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a powerful and affordably designed software that can help you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Network Performance Monitor can provide advanced network troubleshooting for on-premise, hybrid, and cloud services with critical path hop-by-hop analysis.
SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a powerful and affordably designed software that can help you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Network Pe...
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On-premise solution for businesses to manage network mapping & security auditing via service upgrade schedules, host monitoring & more.
On-premise solution for businesses to manage network mapping & security auditing via service upgrade schedules, host monitoring & more.
On-premise solution for businesses to manage network mapping & security auditing via service upgrade schedules, host monitoring & more....
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D3M enables users to collaborate in real-time while designing network diagrams and automatically generating your quotes and proposals.
D3M is a diagramming solution built to help you design network topology and rack diagrams, all while automatically generating your project inventory, quote, proposal and documentation. Easily collaborate with your team from anywhere and share projects with customers in real-time. D3M reduces your repetitive tasks while keeping your projects and team constantly in sync.
D3M is a diagramming solution built to help you design network topology and rack diagrams, all while automatically generating your project inventory, quote, proposal and documentation. Easily collabora...
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PandoraFMS is the most flexible monitoring solution ideal for large enterprises providing high flexibility for infrastructure.
Pandora FMS is the most flexible monitoring solution. It is ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. With just one tool, you can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, IT and business processes and services. Its use goes beyond the purely technical aspect since it allows the business layers to obtain information from their concerns in real time, visualizing the data in a direct way from a single tool.
Pandora FMS is the most flexible monitoring solution. It is ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. With just one tool, you can monitor any device, infrastructure, applic...
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Intermapper is network mapping and monitoring software that helps prevent IT downtime by providing visibility into network performance.
Intermapper is powerful and reliable network monitoring software for Mac, Linux, and Windows. Map and monitor everything with an IP address to see your full environment. Live, dynamic maps show a real-time view of network health with alerts that help you spot and fix problems right away. Intermapper is easy to install, deploy, and use across your organization, and features simple, predictable device-based pricing that allows it to scale with changing environments.
Intermapper is powerful and reliable network monitoring software for Mac, Linux, and Windows. Map and monitor everything with an IP address to see your full environment. Live, dynamic maps show a real-...
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Automatically and quickly discover information about the devices on your network and the connections between them.
Automatically and quickly discover information about the devices on your network and the connections between them.
Automatically and quickly discover information about the devices on your network and the connections between them....
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Visualize the structure of network devices the way it¿s convenient for you.
Visualize the structure of network devices the way it¿s convenient for you. Total Network Inventory 4 Professional users can benefit from our new network map editor. Create a single map or split your network into many segments and levels, for different company sites, office floors or other purposes. Load any images onto your map or spawn preset shapes and rotate or modify them to your heart's content. For example, you can make the shape an outline or fill it with any color you like and choose th
Visualize the structure of network devices the way it¿s convenient for you. Total Network Inventory 4 Professional users can benefit from our new network map editor. Create a single map or split your n...
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Software that enables customizable network map creation, bandwidth usage and device details access and displaying.
Software that enables customizable network map creation, bandwidth usage and device details access and displaying.
Software that enables customizable network map creation, bandwidth usage and device details access and displaying....
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netTerrain Logical combines the flexibility of a powerful drawing tool with the automation of discovery
Ready to move beyond spreadsheets and Visio diagrams? With netTerrain Logical, automatically map your organizations network. netTerrain Logical software combines the flexibility of a powerful drawing tool with the automation of network discovery. Create logical network maps, data center diagrams, application views, and any views you need to run your network.
Ready to move beyond spreadsheets and Visio diagrams? With netTerrain Logical, automatically map your organizations network. netTerrain Logical software combines the flexibility of a powerful drawing...
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Digital experience monitoring platform that enables businesses to visualize and verify the performance of network-based services.
ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, whether public or private. ThousandEyes enables users to optimize application delivery, end-user experience and ongoing infrastructure investments. ThousandEyes has innovated an approach based on an unmatched distribution of smart agents across the Internet and enterprise, providing visibility all the way to the end user.
ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, whether public or private. ThousandEyes enables users to optimize application deli...
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Incident management tool that helps businesses automate troubleshooting & document information to improve network security.
NetBrain helps with mapping in these key areas: 1. Dynamic Map is the user interface for automating any tasks. 2. Visualise and document your end-to-end network ¿ multi-vendor, virtual, & SDN. 3. Integrate with existing tools to pull or overlay L2 and L3 network information directly onto maps. 4. View maps of your network both historically and on-demand and make comparisons.
NetBrain helps with mapping in these key areas: 1. Dynamic Map is the user interface for automating any tasks. 2. Visualise and document your end-to-end network ¿ multi-vendor, virtual, & SDN. 3. Integ...
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Create interactive, real-time maps of your IT environment offering granular visibility of your application, networks and dependencies
With VNT-Software you gain granular visibility of your entire IT environment, mapping your application, networks and dependencies in real-time. Our smart solution is completely platform-agnostic and has limitless use-cases from cloud migration to cost optimization. Uniquely, VNT works without credentials, firewalls or agents.
With VNT-Software you gain granular visibility of your entire IT environment, mapping your application, networks and dependencies in real-time. Our smart solution is completely platform-agnostic and ha...
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Physical network topology discovery, network mapper, network traffic monitoring, display VLANs, and more.
- Physical network topology discovery based on SNMP - Topology views show which network devices are connected to each switch port - Monitoring device's state (active/inactive) in real-time using ICMP - Web browser-based access from anywhere in the network - Network traffic monitoring - Generating alarms when there are failures in the network - E-mail alerts notifying - LanTopoLog use WMI queries to collect computer inventory information - Easy-to-use interface
- Physical network topology discovery based on SNMP - Topology views show which network devices are connected to each switch port - Monitoring device's state (active/inactive) in real-time using ICMP -...
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A network performance and analytics platform that empowers IT organizations through total network visualization.
LiveAction is an enterprise software company that simplifies the network for better digital experiences by providing continuous insight, service assurance and control of enterprise networks. Our award-winning network performance and analytics platform, LiveNX, offers a deep understanding of networks and applies situational awareness to accelerate employee productivity and boost customer satisfaction.
LiveAction is an enterprise software company that simplifies the network for better digital experiences by providing continuous insight, service assurance and control of enterprise networks. Our award-...
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SiteSync

SiteSync

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Business management platform that provides visual data sharing through integrated intelligent mapping.
Business management platform that provides visual data sharing through integrated intelligent mapping.
Business management platform that provides visual data sharing through integrated intelligent mapping....
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  • Reporting/Analytics
  • On-Demand Mapping
RISC Networks ITOA Platform (CloudScape) helps organizations plan IT transformation projects like Cloud and Data Center Migrations.
RISC Networks IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) Platform is the IT answer engine. Built for IT professionals who need detailed analysis of their IT environments, the product provides the insights needed to plan for IT transformation. Tackle a variety of use cases: Cloud & DC Migration, ITSM/CMDB Updates, Asset & Software Lifecycle Analysis and more. Complete discovery of your IT environment coupled with advanced analytics make it easier for you to complete your IT projects quickly and accurately.
RISC Networks IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) Platform is the IT answer engine. Built for IT professionals who need detailed analysis of their IT environments, the product provides the insights needed t...
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10SCAPE

10SCAPE

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Network diagramming and mapping tool designed to automate and simplify your network discovery, documentation, and planning.
Network diagramming and mapping tool designed to automate and simplify your network discovery, documentation, and planning.
Network diagramming and mapping tool designed to automate and simplify your network discovery, documentation, and planning....
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Modular solution that comes with connection monitoring, network monitoring, diagramming, and mapping tools for MS Windows networks.
Modular solution that comes with connection monitoring, network monitoring, diagramming, and mapping tools for MS Windows networks.
Modular solution that comes with connection monitoring, network monitoring, diagramming, and mapping tools for MS Windows networks....
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Software for network operators to plan, design, and operate a better fiber optic network.
Software for network operators to plan, design, and operate a better fiber optic network. Connect with us to see why thousands have chosen OSPInsight for over 25 years.
Software for network operators to plan, design, and operate a better fiber optic network. Connect with us to see why thousands have chosen OSPInsight for over 25 years....
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MetaPort

MetaPort

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Network diagramming app with auto updating functionality that helps businesses know what assets they have and where they are located.
Network diagramming app with auto updating functionality that helps businesses know what assets they have and where they are located.
Network diagramming app with auto updating functionality that helps businesses know what assets they have and where they are located....
  • Self-Updating Maps
  • Map Exporting
  • Compliance Tracking
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  • Reporting/Analytics
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With cfxRealize you get continuous visibility and intelligence to optimize hardware and software assets usage and spend. Also enables faster adoption of new hardware and software consumption models.
With cfxRealize you get continuous visibility and intelligence to optimize hardware and software assets usage and spend. Also enables faster adoption of new hardware and software consumption models....
  • Self-Updating Maps
  • Map Exporting
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  • Location-Based Mapping
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Designed to automatically identify risks and unauthorized changes, and build dependency maps of all enterprise assets.
Secure discovery and dependency mapping solution designed to automatically identify risks and unauthorized changes, and build dependency maps of all enterprise assets.
Secure discovery and dependency mapping solution designed to automatically identify risks and unauthorized changes, and build dependency maps of all enterprise assets....
A cloud-native fiber management GIS mapping platform purpose-built for network design and operations.
VETRO FiberMap is an innovative, cloud-based fiber management GIS mapping platform purpose-built for network design and operations. The platform is specifically developed to meet the needs of broadband providers, municipalities, and telco engineers designing and building next-generation internet infrastructure.
VETRO FiberMap is an innovative, cloud-based fiber management GIS mapping platform purpose-built for network design and operations. The platform is specifically developed to meet the needs of broadband...
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  • Map Exporting
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Pathfinder helps businesses with visualising, planning, documenting, and managing the cabling and assets in the IT infrastructure.
Pathfinder helps businesses with visualising, planning, documenting, and managing the cabling and assets in the IT infrastructure.
Pathfinder helps businesses with visualising, planning, documenting, and managing the cabling and assets in the IT infrastructure....
Networking mirroring products to monitor and assess network health and vulnerability.
Networking mirroring products to monitor and assess network health and vulnerability.
Networking mirroring products to monitor and assess network health and vulnerability....
A multi-cloud service networking platform to connect and secure services across any runtime platform and public or private cloud.
HashiCorp Consul provides a distributed service networking layer to connect, secure, and configure services across any runtime platform. Consul service discovery enables service-to-service communication in modern microservices infrastructures with a service registry that keeps a real-time list of services, their location, and their health.
HashiCorp Consul provides a distributed service networking layer to connect, secure, and configure services across any runtime platform. Consul service discovery enables service-to-service communicatio...
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Web based network diagramming tool on real 3D environment. You can work together with others on the diagrams and it's OpenSource/free.
Web based network diagramming tool on real 3D environment. You can work together with others on the diagrams and it's OpenSource/free.
Web based network diagramming tool on real 3D environment. You can work together with others on the diagrams and it's OpenSource/free....
  • Self-Updating Maps
  • Map Exporting
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Location-Based Mapping
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • On-Demand Mapping
Megaport

Megaport

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Megaport is a Network as a Service solution that allows businesses to connect to cloud services, managed services and data centers.
Megaport is a Network as a Service solution that allows businesses to connect to cloud services, managed services and data centers.
Megaport is a Network as a Service solution that allows businesses to connect to cloud services, managed services and data centers....
Hava

Hava

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Hava is an cloud architecture solution. IT Operations teams can automatically create, manage and adapt virtual network documentation.
Hava is an cloud architecture solution. IT Operations teams can automatically create, manage and adapt virtual network documentation.
Hava is an cloud architecture solution. IT Operations teams can automatically create, manage and adapt virtual network documentation....
PATCH MANAGER is the comprehensive Cable & Asset Management Software for managing the entire physical layer of your infrastructure.
PATCH MANAGER is a comprehensive and powerful software solution for planning, documenting, managing and maintaining the physical layer connectivity, cables & assets of your campus, building, data center or outside plant network. The software is versatile and scalable, ideal for small, large or growing infrastructures. With deployment-based licensing it is a future-proof investment that adapts and evolves along with your organization and infrastructure.
PATCH MANAGER is a comprehensive and powerful software solution for planning, documenting, managing and maintaining the physical layer connectivity, cables & assets of your campus, building, data cente...
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  • Map Exporting
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Location-Based Mapping
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • On-Demand Mapping
Aplas

Aplas

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Aplas is a software indexing & mapping tool. Users can collect & storage software information, as well as understand its architecture.
Aplas is a software indexing & mapping tool. Users can collect & storage software information, as well as understand its architecture.
Aplas is a software indexing & mapping tool. Users can collect & storage software information, as well as understand its architecture....
Extensions that make it possible to map and show a complete 360° view of your network.
Extensions that make it possible to map and show a complete 360 view of your network.
Extensions that make it possible to map and show a complete 360 view of your network....
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  • Map Exporting
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Network Mapping Software Buyers Guide

What is network mapping software?

Network mapping software automatically discovers all existing devices, users, and services on a network. Through the use of tree-like hierarchical visualizations and color-coding, you can easily see how company assets are interconnected, giving administrators a top-down view of an entire network configuration.

The benefits of network mapping software

  • Faster deployment: By creating easy-to-read maps of an entire network, administrators can easily project how additional devices or services will interconnect with the current network hierarchy, thereby reducing deployment time for new IT projects.
  • Virtual asset management: Through the use of GIS (Global Information System) technology, network mapping software shows not only the location of fixed devices on a network, but also allows administrators to visualize interconnectivity of mobile network assets using the same mapping tool.
  • Improved troubleshooting: Through a top-down view of a network’s hierarchy, administrators can more readily identify bottlenecks in processing and workflow throughput.
  • Ease of collaboration: Network mapping software allows users to export network maps in a variety of different file formats, thereby facilitating the distribution of network schematics via email or other correspondence.
  • Security planning: Rendered maps of the network allow administrators to visualize different levels of network security from a top-down view. This powerful tool allows them to identify flaws in their existing security schema and conceptualize future deployments.

Typical features of network mapping software

  • Device autodiscovery: Automatically detects devices and services on a computer network.
  • Hierarchical mapping: Creates a tree-like schematic to help visualize relationships between devices and services.
  • Map exporting: Allows users to export maps of related network devices and services to PDF and other external file types.
  • Location-based mapping: Makes use of GIS technology and the internet to track the location of users and devices.
  • Color codes/icons: Allows users to apply color-coding to text and icons so they can easily identify assets on a network.

The network mapping software directory lets you filter by feature(s) to view only options that meet your business needs, which can help you narrow your software shortlist.

Considerations when purchasing network mapping software

  • Importance of GIS: Most network mapping offerings utilize GIS information to update the location of network assets in real time. However, depending on the size and geographical distribution of your network, it may not be necessary to employ a network mapping software that employs GIS technology (especially if deploying in a single location).
  • CMDB versus network mapping: While most network mapping software packages focus on visualizing the connections between network assets, configuration management database (CMDB) software goes a step further by recording version numbers of software used by an organization. In some cases, CMDB software automatically updates out-of-date versions. CMDB can also identify illegally licensed software on a network and assist administrators in maintaining compliance. Consider whether you need straightforward network mapping capability or a more robust program like CMDB software.
  • ROI with ITAM: Many IT asset management (ITAM) offerings not only allow network mapping, but also allow administrators to calculate ROIs for connected devices by evaluating asset costs and productivity. Evaluate whether or not these features would be useful for your specific environment.
  • The internet of things (IoT) will create “smarter” network maps: As both mobile and hardwired network devices continue to collect more and more data, network maps will be able to share this information with administrators. Considering that IoT costs are projected to drop by 50% in the coming years , it’s likely that more small to midsize businesses will employ network mapping as a way to collect useful data from network devices.
  • Mobile computing will require better network mapping: More and more enterprise applications will be accessed over a large population of mobile devices. Mapping software apps will become increasingly crucial as businesses struggle to accurately understand and visualize their growing virtual network of interconnected devices.